Fan protests, a manager publicly blasting players and a team steadily sliding down the Championship table. Welcome to a month at Derby County. To use the phrase Ã¢ÂÂa season of two halvesÃ¢ÂÂ would be quite some understatement. This is a Derby side who were on the cusp of the automatic promotion places in November, but who now stare nervously over their shoulders in 17th place.
Always looking to see a glass half empty and teeming with algae, LLL was all with the despair, sighing and forehead-slapping when it was announced that Barcelona and Arsenal would be thrown together in the Champions League for yet another year.
Ah, ValentineÃ¢ÂÂs Day - as depressing for some as it is heart-warming for others. However, while this blogger may have been left empty handed on Monday, I knew there was one love who wouldnÃ¢ÂÂt let me down, the Turkish Super Lig - and in true Valentines style it was a weekend full of tiffs, heart-break and of course love!
One must wonder if Rino Gattuso is aware that AC Milan fans of a certain age hold Joe Jordan in high regard and with great affection, and therefore feel he should be shown respect and certainly not grabbed by the throat or head-butted under any circumstances.
Our Photoshop "experts" have had their wicked way with the English Premier League shirts, displayed below. How many of the missing sponsors can you name? And if it's only about half, as it is for most of the people we asked, what does that mean for brands spending millions on belly-based adverts?
In any normal, functioning, right-thinking dimension, the return of RaÃÂºl to Spanish shores for the first time since heading off to Schalke would have produced the journalistic equivalent of marching bands and nudey cheerleaders in the Madridista Marca with Ã¢ÂÂel Gran CapitÃÂ¡nÃ¢ÂÂ popping into ValenciaÃ¢ÂÂs Mestalla stadium for TuesdayÃ¢ÂÂs Champions League clash.